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1000sc# 229

by cooldude » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:30 am
hi guys in following sc wats the meaning of for after semicolon?statements after semicolon shld be able o stand on its own,so is this rule followed here?oa is a ;wats wrong with b if use of for after semicolon isnt correct?

229. Crises in international diplomacy do not always result from malice; for nations, like individuals, can find themselves locked into difficult positions, unable to back down.
(A) do not always result from malice; for nations, like individuals, can find
(B) do not always results from malice; nations, just as individuals, finding
(C) do not always results from malice; nations, such as individuals, can find
(D) aren’t always the results of malice; nations in the same way that individuals can find
(E) aren’t resulting always from malice; just like individuals who can find

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by prachipareekh » Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:27 am
Crises is plural of crisis.

B - INCORRECT - Crises --- results - subject verb agreement.

A is correct, both sentences - after and before semicolon - can stand alone.

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by cooldude » Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:44 am
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by croman » Thu May 08, 2008 10:05 pm
in this question i had a problem with such as in answer C,why we prefered here 'like'?

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by netigen » Thu May 08, 2008 10:40 pm
such as can be replaced by "for example".

C will read - nations for example individuals - doesn't make any sense atall

In this question I think the author is testing 'like v.s. as' construct for comparison.

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by tar.goyal » Mon May 12, 2008 12:28 am
IMO D is the correct answer.
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Re: 1000sc# 229

by Caroline Lee » Sun May 17, 2009 12:29 am
cooldude wrote: 229. Crises in international diplomacy do not always result from malice; for nations, like individuals, can find themselves locked into difficult positions, unable to back down.
(A) do not always result from malice; for nations, like individuals, can find
(B) do not always results from malice; nations, just as individuals, finding
(C) do not always results from malice; nations, such as individuals, can find
(D) aren’t always the results of malice; nations in the same way that individuals can find
(E) aren’t resulting always from malice; just like individuals who can find
In option (A), for means because here, right?
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by James_83 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:01 pm
I have the same confusion...If that so, then the second sentence cannot stand alone..!!

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by dharan » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:13 am
I think, "C" is the answer.

There are few rules i used to eliminate the answer.
1. Not to use just like, just as so eliminated options B & E
2. There is a rule which says " NEVER use a semi-colon and a coordinating conjunction together "
There are seven coordinating conjunctions: For,And,Nor,But,Or,Yet and So ( FAN BOYS )
Then option A ruled out.
3. Option D doesn't makes sense to me. ( results from Vs results of )
4. Then finally, Option C .
The option sentence make sense in different grammar rules.
i. do not always results from malice; nations, unable to back down.
ii. do not always results from malice; nations, such as individuals, unable to back down [ Note, nations will have citizens, here it means individuals ]
iii. do not always results from malice; nations, such as individuals, can find themselves locked into difficult positions, unable to back down.

like individuals sounds great here in option A but it has ; For. Even if For is not there it doesn't workout.
If For is not there options A looks like this.
Crises in international diplomacy do not always result from malice; nations, like individuals, can find themselves locked into difficult positions, unable to back down.
This is something like Like Vs Such as
nations, like individuals [ it sounds like nations will not have individuals but it will have similar to individuals ]
nations, such as individuals [ it sounds like nations will have individuals, etc.. i.e such as generally refers to an example]

While trying to narrow down the correct answer, I hope, I am right in my explanation.

I am not sure, how A is correct. Because second sentence itself doesn't stand.
Re-read the sentence with
a. for nations,...unable to back down
b. for nations, like individuals,....... unable to back down
c. for nations, like individuals,can find themselves locked into difficult positions


A correct explanation will be appreciated

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by aspirant2011 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:56 am
crises should be followed by result and in B,C and D "results" word is being used which is wrong...........................

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by Jim@Grockit » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:03 am
I really don't like the semicolon in A, but it's otherwise the most correct. Even with for = because, it's still attempting to start what should be an independent clause with a coordinating conjunction, which shouldn't happen.

B has no main verb for an independent clause after the semicolon, and has results rather than result.
C repeats the results error and attempts to equate nations and individuals with such as . . . that's crazy talk.
D lacks a main verb for the independent clause after the semicolon.
E was written by aliens and is not English. We don't even get nations in the sentence.

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